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Mark Martin’s Chances for NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship in the Past?

The chance of securing the coveted NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship may be in Mark Martin's rear view mirror as his full-time Cup career winds down. In 2009, the NASCAR statesman finished second to four-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the title. The driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet is currently ranked 11th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings. This upcoming Sunday, Martin heads to Michigan International Speedway for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream 400. Martin has found success at this track, with five wins, 17 top-five finishes, and 29 top-10's, for an average of 13.2. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has performed well this year, but is not the dynamo we saw in 2009. Next year holds less promise, even if Martin's ...

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